Healthy game day food ideas and recipes that are easy, tasty and better for you, no matter what game you’re watching, using only a few ingredients.
Samosas with a vegan twist
These vegan samosas are always a hit at parties – fun to make (you can get the kids involved in wrapping them too).
Your new chicken wing game day recipe
Opt for organic chicken wings if you can – they are relatively cheap compared to the prime cuts of organic meat and marinating them yourself is a much better choice than buying those ready-marinated wings – I’m always doubtful about the freshness of marinated meats.
Fancy mushrooms on toast
Mushrooms are a great source of vitamin-D so they are a perfect game day food idea – you can stay indoors and enjoy a recommended daily intake while watching the game. Read the post to see how you can increase vitamin D content of mushies even further.
A rice-free take on sushi rolls
These are always a hit. You can add a little mashed pumpkin to the quinoa for extra flavour, nutrients and stick-together factor. You can also serve them without the quinoa, diy-style with various fillings and wraps for your guests to choose from.
Pork ribs in a flaky pastry pie
What’s a game day without a meat pie? Try to go with free-range pork ribs if you can and get them baking early so that you can pep the pie filling in advance and allow the flavours to mingle.
A flavourful take on hommus
Most store-bought dips contain preservatives, additives and “vegetable” oils but whipping up your own could not be easier using canned chickpeas and a few spices and herbs.
Why not try a prawn dip
A combination of smoky chipotle chillies, lime and creamy avocado – what could be better? Prawns, of course. Or, you can use corn or beans for a vegetarian version, it’s up to you. Try this game day food recipe next time you’re entertaining.
Combine the love of aburi maki and tacos
If you love aburi-style salmon found in many sushi shops, you will really enjoy these torched salmon tacos with the last of the season’s mangoes in a deliciously sweet and tangy salsa. Homemade torillas are a bonus, but if you prefer a store-bought wrap, Mountain Bread is a great additive-free option.
And now for dessert…
Chocolate lovers this indulgent (and gluten-free) dessert is for you. Omit coffee if you prefer and enjoy the richness of this cake interspersed with a little raspberry zing.
Include some quick bites
There’s also something for peanut butter lovers. Probably one of my favourite treats to keep on stand by in the fridge and a great game time desserty snack.
Add gluten-free churros!
These gluten-free churros are super easy to make and gluten-free too! Opt for dairy-free chocolate for the sauce and use a choice of unrefined caster sugar (such as Billington’s) or granulated stevia to coat.